Oceanic (2007) - I received a grant through Target for the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology to construct an alternative powered Sound Garden for CitySol 2007 at Solar One in Manhattan. Along with organizing the NYSAE, I created an installation called Oceanic, that was a contact miked drain pipe feeding the distorted sounds of the raised highway to an amp that I built that was powered by a found exercise bicycle. The idea was that the cars on the highway above would provide the calming white noise necessary to block out the more noisy traffic sounds below in the street adjacent to the 1.3 acre wildlife preserve at Solar One. The rider faces the ocean and the sounds coming from the speaker often sounded like waves, or space.
CITYSOL 2007 -The NYSAE Sound Garden consisted of sonic sculptures, installations, soundwalks, and roving performances that utilized or enhanced the awareness of environmental sounds at the wildlife habitat of Stuyvesant Cove. All sound works were solar, wind, water, or people powered. The participating installation artists were: Brett Ian Balogh, Andrea Callard, Andrea Polli, David Watson, and Andrea Williams. Todd Shalom led Soundwalks on Sunday, July 15th at 1pm and 3pm. At 2:30pm on Sunday, July 15th there was an Experimental Outdoor Ambulatory Sound Performances by: Michael Attias, Michael Evans, Kenta Nagai, David Watson, and Matthew Welch.